CIPS Professional Diploma in Procurement & Supply (Levels 2 to 6) (short course)

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Why study this course?

The Management Development Unit at London Metropolitan University works with both public and private sector organisations, as well as a growing number of small and medium enterprises.

Our Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) programmes are run by a dedicated team of specialist MCIPS qualified trainers with industry experience and an administrative team offering bespoke support to delegates.

We take pride in delivering a professional service, flexible in its approach, and focused on the organisation, individuals and their needs. We have been recognised as a Centre of Excellence by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply for the quality and flexibility of our CIPS Certificate and Diploma programmes.

More about this course

London Metropolitan University's Management Development Unit has been commended for its personalised training approach. We provide bespoke study plans for in-company training and individual/delegate study to suit the work commitments of our students.

The course operates on a part-time flexible modular basis, providing opportunities for day release, blended and distance learning programmes. These programmes are also available as in-company courses. Delegates can combine the various study modes or study options to suit their work commitments.

We encourage delegates to contact the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) programme manager to discuss your training requirements and exemptions, if applicable.

If you're sponsored by your organisation we'll prepare a study plan with study options and timetables as well as costings that you can present to your employer. If you're self sponsored we'll prepare a study plan and costings to help you start your studies.

All of our trainers are CIPS Fellows (FCIPS) / CIPS Members (MCIPS) and have years of experience in delivering procurement and supply training programmes. We've been a CIPS Centre of Excellence for the delivery of the CIPS education programmes for the past 13 years.

The course will provide:

  • individual one-to-one study plans and costings
  • CIPS workbooks and study materials (included in the fees)
  • tutor support throughout
  • seminars in study skills and examinations are integrated within all programmes
  • Skype seminars for blended and distance learning
  • one on one Skype tutorials for distance learning

Our programmes have between eight and 20 participants. Participants are expected to have the support of their employers for sponsorship of fees and study leave, and must carry out private study to ensure that they are fully prepared for the Institute’s examinations.


The course is assessed through examinations:

  • CIPS Levels 2 and 3: two-hour exams per module (a mix of online assesments and paperbased)
  • CIPS Levels 4 to 6: three-hour exams per module (paper based exam)

Fees and key information

Course type
Short Course
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Who's this course for?

The CIPS qualification is a professional qualification aimed at professionals already working in procurement. Delegates with previous academic experience are advised to consult the CIPS exemption policy with regard to possible exemptions. Advice and support on how to apply for exemptions is available.

Additional fee information

  • CIPS student membership = £158 per annum
  • CIPS examinations (Levels 2 and 3) Nov 2016 to July 2017 = £76/exam
  • CIPS examinations (Levels 4 to 6) Nov 2016 to July 2017 = £99/exam
  • Discounts available for multiple bookings, contact? more information.?

How to apply

To find out more about this course or to apply please contact the CIPS Programme Manager, Angele Cauthery:

When to apply

The course runs a number of times throughout the year. Please contact us for more information.